To help government agencies become more sustainable, New York established a State Green Procurement and Agency Sustainability Program.
AF&PA has revealed that 65.4 percent of paper consumed in the United States was recovered for recycling in 2014.
Gary Jones has been selected as 2015 recipient of the Gary R. Reniker Environmental Health and Safety Professional of the Year Award.
As many of you know, Two Sides has been working with several Fortune 500 companies in North America to encourage best practices for environmental marketing related to paper. Our ongoing campaign has been successful, with 33 companies out of 60 removing their claims—a 60 percent success rate to date. But our target is 80 percent and we continue to add new companies to our list regularly.
The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council recognized Appleton Coated with an award at The Earth Day Business Sustainability Awards.
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including Mark Michelson's live interview with Bob Poole, partner of DOME in Sacramento, CA. Other major announcements this week came from Allied Printing Services, Quad/Graphics, Grafika, MET Fine Printers and Rhino Print Solutions, Proforma Signature Solutions, Deluxe Corp., and Pitney Bowes.
Today we take time out to honor the third rock from the sun with one of the lesser-heralded holidays: Earth Day. Naturally, the printing industry takes a lot of heat for using practices that are not conducive to Mother Earth.
In celebration of Earth Day, Allied Printing Services in Manchester, CT, is in the process of installing 4,591 solar panels on the roof of its 275,000-square-foot facility. This use of solar power will have the equivalent carbon offset effect of planting 27,000 acres of trees.
SGIA is the first printing trade association to join the EPA’s SmartWay Program that was created to reduce transportation emissions.
Mohawk has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 'National Top 100 List' of Green Power Users for the 10th year in a row. Mohawk was selected for using wind power to meet 100 percent of its electricity use. "I applaud Mr. O'Connor, and his entire team at Mohawk Fine Papers for their commitment to sustainability, local jobs and economic development in the Capital Region," said Congressman Paul Tonko.